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STARTING OVER

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”  C. S. Lewis Reset, Rethink, Reboot, Revive, Renew, Replace, Reorganize, Rework, Regenerate, Reestablish, Reconstruct, Readjust, Refresh… I recently found a knitted scarf I had started and never finished. During both of my cancer struggles, my sister decided knitting would be …

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Kinsugi

This is from my book – Rowing through Cancer. Just recently a friend posted a picture of a broken ceramic bowl patched with gold. It had a beautiful saying attached. It reminded me of my prologue and I commented and told her it was called “Kinsugi” and would share it on my blog. Prologue I read an article …

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High Hopes

I’ve been trimming a huge overgrown Viburnum hedge for weeks now.  I do a little at a time due to my time constraints with family and I also don’t want to freak my neighbors out—it’s their hedge.  Of course, I have their permission but it’s a drastic change for the better.  We all get a …

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Creating my Kitchen Chalkboard

As you may have read in an earlier blog post, I receive a weekly delivery box of organic food from a local farm company each week.  It’s always a joy to receive it and I lovingly put everything into a green bag or green container to keep it fresh for the week, sometimes longer.  Then …

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Using ancient medicines to heal…Frankincense and Myrrh

Most everyone knows of these two oils from the Bible, but did you know they have restorative powers?  Frankincense and Myrrh are anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, have cancer-fighting properties, boost immunity, heal infections and so much more. They are commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and Aromatherapy.  When my cancer returned in 2016, I started using …

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Different Disease, Same Scary Pattern

Happy Belated New Year to All!  Most of you who have read my book, “Rowing through Cancer”, know about my horrific journey battling stage 4 cancer, years of going through treatments and the roller coaster ride looking for the right medical facility to help me. Since November 20, 2018, John and I have been excruciatingly …

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Brick by Brick

John and I needed to fix the tattered wood structure barely holding back a portion of land in front of our dock and build a strong structural wall in its place.  The task at hand seemed monumental.  First, we had to agree on what we wanted and layout a plan to follow.  Then rip out …

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